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1. A manufacture or stuff of wool or hair, or of cotton, flax, hemp or other vegetable filaments, formed by weaving or intertexture of threads, and used for garments or other covering and for various other purposes; as woolen cloth linen cloth cotton cloth hair cloth
2. The covering of a table; usually called a tablecloth.
3. The canvas on which pictures are drawn.
4. A texture or covering put to a particular use; as a cloth of state.
5. Dress; raiment. [See Clothes.]
6. The covering of a bed.
CLOTHE, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive clothed, or clad. [See Cloth.]
1. To put on garments; to invest the body with raiment; to cover with dress, for concealing nakedness and defending the body from cold or injuries.
The Lord God made coats of skin and clothed them. Genesis 3:21.
2. To cover with something ornamental.
Embroidered purple clothes the golden beds.
But clothe without the aid of other words, seldom signifies to adorn. In this example from Pope, it signifies merely to cover.
3. To furnish with raiment; to provide with clothes; as, a master is to feed and clothe his apprentice.d
4. To put on; to invest; to cover, as with a garment; as, to clothe thoughts with words.
I will clothe her priests with salvation. Psalms 132:16.
Drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags. Proverbs 23:21.
Let them be clothed with shame. Psalms 35:26.
5. To invest; to surround; to encompass.
The Lord is clothed with majesty. Psa 93.
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. Psa 104.
6. To invest; to give to by commission; as, to clothe with power or authority.
7. To cover or spread over; as, the earth is clothed with verdure.
CLOTHE, verb intransitive To wear clothes.
Care no more to clothe and eat.
CLOTHED, participle passive Covered with garments; dressed; invested; furnished with clothing.
CLOTHES, noun plural Of cloth; pronounced cloze.
1. Garments for the human body; dress; vestments; vesture; a general term for whatever covering is worn, or made to be worn, for decency or comfort.
If I may touch but his clothes I shall be whole. Mark 5:28.
2. The covering of a bed; bed-clothes.
1. In English authors, a man who makes cloths; a maker of cloth. In this sense, I believe it is not used in the United States; certainly not in New England.
2. In America, a man whose occupation is to full and dress cloth.
CLOTHING, participle present tense Covering with or putting on vestments of any kind; providing with garments; investing; covering.
1. Garments in general; clothes; dress; raiment; covering.
As for me--my clothing was sackcloth. Psalms 35:13.
2. The art or practice of making cloth.
The king took measures to instruct the refugees from Flanders in the art of clothing
CLOTH-SHEARER, noun One who shears cloth, and frees it from superfluous nap.
CLOTH-WORKER, noun A maker of cloth.